COLOURED VOLUMES AS URBAN SIGNIFIERS

Leisure, Coeur de Ville, Montreuil-sous-Bois (FR) - Faaade Danpalon® 10, 600 mm, clear, 2 800 m² - © David Boureau-DFA - Architects : Agence Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes (FR) - Contractor : Cibetanche (FR)

An interplay of volumes and reflections, the new city movie theatre Le Méliès is a highlight in the redevelopment of the City Hall district in Montreuil-sous-Bois. Occupying half the first floor of a shopping center, it is located above a ground floor of glass-fronted stores open to the exterior and next to a day centre panelled with wood.

Centre Montreuil  David Boureau - DFA 1974The six movie theatres form colourful volumes, separated by corridors visible from the street through a Danpalon® casing. This displays both the colours of the rooms and the activity inside. “The lines and volumes are very simple”, Dietmar Feichtinger, the architect in charge of the project, comments.
Centre Commercial Montreuil  DFA David Boureau 2619We have played on the depth effect of the volumes and on the lighting at night, as the wall is back-lit”. While complementing it in terms of cultural offerings, the cinema also plays on contrasts with the New  Theatre of Montreuil-sous-Bois located on the other side of the street.
Centre Montreuil  David Boureau - DFA 0842We wanted to respond to the New Theatre – which has highly worked concrete architecture that is expressive and yet  closed – with an open, luminous and animated building. The front of the cinema, in addition to hinting at what is going
on inside, reflects its environment. The Méliès thus becomes a significant urban signifier in the middle of the city, a place that will be as lively in daytime as at night”, Dietmar Feichtinger explains.

facade   ▪    Vented rainscreen   ▪    roofing   ▪    canopy   ▪    interior

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